Big Generator battled on to score at Wexford but makes his handicap debut on a high enough mark while Micks, a promising hurdler at this time a year ago, will need to do much better than he's shown so far over fences. SON OF MOYNE had been having problems with his jumping before a better effort at Tramore last month. He followed that with a comfortable success at Thurles and though dropping back in trip and racing from a 7lb higher mark he's expected to follow up. Benefit Scheme, who wasn't too far behind the selection at Thurles, will be better suited by this trip and looks a threat but Lusiad has now had 20 starts over fences without winning.
Big Generator 13-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, jumped left, headway to lead 5th, driven along 2 out and strongly pressed at last, kept on well under pressure run-in, held on, won at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs gd in Oct beating Keep It Cool (11-12) by nk, 13 ran.
Living Next Door (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Prominent early and kept wide, dropped to rear after halfway, no extra, 12th of 13, well behind Jenari (11-11) at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Waited with, closed to chase winner from before straight, soon no impression, bad mistake and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Whatdoyousay (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 in Feb.
The Mull (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led, jumped a bit right, not fluent 9th and headed, 6th 4 out, soon no extra, 8th of 17, 17l behind Warne (11-0) at Listowel 3m hts chs in Jun.
Take A Shot (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Yeoman (10-0) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.
Baby Whizz (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Never a factor, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Sweeney Tunes (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Son Of Moyne (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Made all, left 6 lengths clear after 4 out, ridden and kept on well from 2 out, won at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct beating Annacarton (10-11) by 4l, 18 ran.
Micks (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, never a factor, 11th of 16, well behind Farrells Fancy (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along in 9th 5 out, no impression in 7th after 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 16l behind Yeoman (10-0) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.
Lusiad (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division when fell 5th, in a race won by Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct, 21 ran.
Lascalahall (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 12, 33l behind Civena (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct.
Benefit Scheme (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, some headway into 4th approaching 4 out where left 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight and no impression on winner from 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Sraid Padraig (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Oct.
Optime (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Towards rear and hampered 5th, never a factor, 12th of 21, well behind Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct.
Mr Biggens (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 6th approaching 5 out where hampered and unseated rider, in a race won by Torremuelle (10-3) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Jan, 13 ran.